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Trinity hires new girls basketball coach, appoints Ketchings to coach baseball

Published 12:36am Saturday, October 20, 2012

With less than a month to go until tip off of the 2012 basketball season, Trinity Episcopal Day School has settled on a girls’ basketball coach.

Former Tensas Academy head coach Chuck Bauerle was hired to guide the Lady Saints through the 2012 season. Bauerle’s first day with the team was Monday,

“I have heard great things about him, and have known him personally,” Trinity headmaster Les Hegwood said. “He is in line with how we do things at Trinity. He wants the kids to be accountable with what they do and push the girls to do their very best in athletics as well as academically.”

Bauerle replaces Mark Jackson, who was hired in April but stepped down recently due to personal reasons, Hegwood said.

Bauerle met his team Monday and started practice for the start of the season in early November.

Faye Minor has also been added to the girls’ basketball staff as an assistant coach and junior varsity coach.

Hegwood said he understands that Bauerle will not have long to install his system and get the Lady Saints ready for the season, but he knows Bauerle’s experience will help him make the transition.

“I really believe in coach Bauerle, especially with the experience he has,” Hegwood said.

Richy Spears was the Lady Saints head coach last season and is currently coaching at Adams County Christian School.

Jackson was also going to coach the Trinity baseball team this spring. Hegwood said Kyle Ketchings will be the head baseball coach with the help of several volunteers.

Bauerle and Minor could not be reached for comment Friday.